Music in the Streets
HASTINGS STREET BAND
Saturday November 2, 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Starts at Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main
Get your dancing shoes ready. Can you hear them coming? It’s music in the streets with the Hastings Street Band. Led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Brad Muirhead, the Band is comprised of enthusiastic Downtown Eastside involved amateur and semi-pro musicians playing with professional musicians from across Vancouver. Fast becoming a community favourite, the band plays upbeat jazz and blues with a taste of New Orleans. Free
Opening Reception & Procession
6TH ANNUAL OPPENHEIMER PARK COMMUNITY ART SHOW
PARK-A-PALOOZA! – FUN & PLAY –
Opening: Thursday October 24, 5pm – 9pm
5pm Procession, meet at Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
6pm Reception, Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
Exhibition October 24 to December 1
Oppenheimer Park proudly presents at Gallery Gachet the community art exhibition Park-a-Palooza – Fun & Play. This show celebrates and explores both the creativity in the Oppenheimer community and the significance of the Park’s diverse programs from arts and recreation to cultural events and festivals. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this show, and many of the works symbolize playful aspects of the Oppenheimer Park community. Included are painting, drawing, print, sculpture, carving, mixed media and video works.
In addition, the exhibition will unveil Birds that Play, an art show featuring hundreds of birds painted at community art workshops at Gallery Gachet, Carnegie Community Centre, Evelyne Saller Centre and Oppenheimer Park. Curated by Carrie Campbell.
The opening night procession leaves Oppenheimer at 5pm and is led by Brad Muirhead and the hot styling of the Hastings Street Band. We parade down the Hastings Street sidewalk to arrive at Gallery Gachet at 6pm, where the Harmony of Nations drum group will lead a traditional welcome. Free